So I brought my cheery little silver and red wreath inside, after I had noticed the wind had whipped it right off it's hanging wire. I repaired it with my bionic glue and left it on my dining room table to dry. No big.
As I was going about my business, I heard funny sounds. Shuffling sounds. Muffled giggling. That could mean only one thing. Gnomes. Gnaughty gnomes! Oh, do gnomes love to hide and play tricks and be gnaughty!
These gnomes are gnew. Salt and pepper shaker gnomes from my dear friend Kerrie. I adore them! But gnew gnomes will of course test waters and push limits in their gnew territory. Everyone gnows that. Out of the corner of my eye I gnoticed shenanigans going on around the wreath. I gnew they had to be hiding! Indeed they were..... Where's Waldo style. Brilliant!
Gnomes are very intelligent. And they love fun and games. And they're not really gnaughty even though I like to pretend they are :) Not once have I ever been tripped by a string, or discovered salt in the sugar container, or had my baby toe bitten. They're actually very jolly and helpful.
So... I winked at them and they winked back. They even let me take a few photos of them hiding in my wreath. I will definitely let them stay :)
OHHH people... you're gonna thank me for this! Are you ever!
3 years ago I posted what has become my most popular recipe.
(and it's not even mine - it's Rochelle's!)
Time to repost it, as I do every holiday season!
Are you ready for a life-changing experience?
And here... we... gooooo!
~ Rochelle's Double Dipped Rice Krispie Treats ~
DOUBLE the recipe on the side of the Kellog's Rice Krispies box,EXCEPT...
use 2 entire bags of regular size marshmallows, and...
use only 10 cups of Rice Krispies (instead of the 12 a double recipe would call for)
put the entire double recipe into a 9x13 pan, and condense them till even
melt approx. 1 lb. of bulk carmel (I used the microwave, stirring frequently)
pour carmel on top of Rice Krispies and wait until everything is completely cool
When the pan is entirely cool, cut the Rice Krispie treats into squares. *taking the entire slab out of the pan and using a large, non-serrated knife makes them much easier to cut. I cut these pretty small - you want them kind of bite size, maybe a bit bigger. I think I ended up with approximately 42 squares. That's approximate, because my family descended upon them like a freaking pack of wolves before I could count them all.
More fun a-comin! Melt your chocolate chips (again, I used my microwave, stirring frequently). I used about 1 and 1/2 bags of chips. And just on a whim, I used Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips. OH. MY. GOSH. It was amazing. Seriously, I had no idea. A-MAZ-ING.
This part is the most fun :) Just dip the bottom 1/3 of your squares in that lucius chocolate, and place the squares on wax paper. Pretty soon you'll have an astonishing army of double dipped Rice Krispy treats. Oh my...........
I just need to warn you that these are seriously delicious. Seriously delicious. There's a lot of flavor packed into those little marshmallowy, carmely, chocolaty squares! YUM. Yum infinity.
And you'd better watch out, because they will receive all kinds of attention.....